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Subject: Mixed Review
I didn't love this show overall but some of the high points earned an extra star from me especially that excellent 1st Shakedown. Also a really good NFA > Black Peter with a short Nobody's Fault jam during NFA.
Subject: Terrapin has a cut before reaching its climax.
The SBD cuts at 7:51. About 1:10 is missing.
The AUD however is complete. (I wrote Charlie Miller and suggested a patch.)
Subject: First Ollin Arageed ??
The space of this show became known as ollin arageed. They must have started working up this tasty groove to lay on the Egyptian heads in a few weeks. This whole show is great. I never made it to Red Rocks myself , so thank yous to those making these shows available to us now. This 50+ yr old head is like a kid in a candy store. Aloha
Subject: Shake it Down
My first Red Rocks show. The stars had aligned so that our 2'nd season working in Yellowstone happened to wrap up just in time for a carload of us to get to the venue at 3 pm showday. As we sat taking it all in some kids who'd been at the previous night's show filled us in on some highlights...seems like Stagger Lee had made its debut. Of 6 who made the trip down from Wyo., 4 were attending their first GD show. RW & i got a kick out of listening to that bunch good-naturedly rib us about our level of excitement..i mean a coupla' them guys thought no band could possibly be more interesting than ELO & we didn't challenge that assertion or hype what we knew about the whole dang deal..heck we were just the pilots. They were going in with us basically so they wouldn't have to wait in the lot. After the show we headed south toward New Orleans & home...very quiet & peaceful vibe in the car..no one said anything for a few hours. It was at dawn somewhere near Cadillac Ranch outside Amarillo when i heard a small voice in the back say...'well, that Garcia guy sure has a lot of charisma'. Spell broken, the 4 newbies talked excitedly about the experience all the way to Fort Worth, then passed out. GD played 20 shows at Red Rocks between 78 & 87 and i was at 15 of them..it became a ritual to get up there every summer they played the place. We stuck it out thru cold rain, snow, lightning, tornados, ice storms, warm days & starry nights..regular eastern slope late summer weather. This was the last show before the band went to Egypt & i thought then & now that the Giza Sound & Light Theatre at the foot of the Great Pyramid must have been the only place on earth more dramatic than Red Rocks for a GD concert.
Subject: WHY NOT JUST SIT BACK AND DIG IT?
WHY IS IT THAT SO MANY PEOPLE FEEL THE NEED TO DIESECT EVERY NOTE PLAYED? HOW ABOUT JUST SITTIN' BACK AND DIGGIN' THE MUSIC? BUT WHAT IS EQUALLY AS STRANGE IS NOT ONE PERSON SAID 1 WORD ABOUT 8/30/78.THIS SHOW IS 2 SETS THAT DESERVES A BIG OL'PUDDLE JUST LIKE THE ONE WE DID THAT NIGHT. THE MUSIC IS COOLER WHEN YOU JUST LISTEN INSTEAD OF TRYING TO BE THE CRITIC ON EVERYTHING THAT GOES DOWN.
Subject: first time played...
it should be noted, this is the debut of Shakedown St
Mind Wondrin -
Subject: I was hoping
..to find the 1st Heart of Me. Apparently missing on most gens of this show?
On the second of two 2-night runs at Red Rocks, the band wasn't as "on" as they were just 7 weeks previously. But what's unusual, if you look through the band's history of premiering songs, you don't usually get a good one like you do this "1st Shakedown". But with Keith, and with starting to sell out larger venues, they had settled down in Marin and rehearsed more than they did years before (and of course the break in between the 4 Red Rocks shows was to record the Shakedown LP, so...)
Given the missing song, an average show and average/mixed quality for a 78 recording, a middle rating of 2 plus a star for historical Shakedown minus .25 for Donna's "you got?, you got?, you got?" in Good Lovin'.
Mr. Charlie - Lambertville -
Subject: THIS IS NOT A SOUNDBOARD!!!!!!!
Release the cracken!! Let us download it!!! Pay attention!!!! And thank you for everything...by the way.
Subject: First ever shakedown according to my Deadbase[is number 7deadbase so its quite old,only goes til 1993 summer tour]
this show has first shakedown and first heart of me according to deadbase7. This boot has good sound and the first shakedown in this quality is a must have
Subject: Great show
There's a very calm, serene feeling with this show. It starts off with a great Mississippi with great harmonies on the "across the river grand-eo" part followed by a nice long jam. el paso is clear and solid. not the best peggy-o but jerry's vocals are great. also great on candyman "won't you tell everybody you meet" bob throws fuel on the fire in a great verson of minglewood. the second set starts off with a great shakedown. my favorite part of the show is the NFA->black peter. sounds like a great night in a great venue.
Subject: Oh yeah
One of the best RED Rocks show, Terrapin, goodlovin, great sound.... Bookmark this one
Subject: 1st Shakedown
I can't believe nobody has reviewed this one yet. SBD snob that I am, I'll skip over the first set, and get to the heart of the matter. For the first cracker out of the box, this is an incredible Shakedown Street! If you take nothing else away from this show, get this. It's about the tightest one I've heard. I only wish the Good Lovin' was as prescision a version. Ship Of Fools and Samson are OK, but listen to Garcia snarling out the lyrics in parts of Terrapin! Sadly, tragically, it cuts(no patch) before the crescendo, but still it's a good one. PITB has a nice(DJG notwithstanding) lilting march thing before drifting into the abyss, where Jerry's right on the money. Cool Drums > Space, which incorporates that trippy Egyptian beat thing(Ollin Arageed?)before floating into a thunderous NFA. Unfortunately, the SBD is replaced with the AUD source about 11 minutes in. The sound is decent enough, but the speed is off. Having said that, the Black Peter is really quite good, into S. Mag., and missing the JBG encore(who cares at this point?). 3 is too low, so I'll give it 4 for the SBD portions, but a mental 5 for Shakedown Street. Oh, for a complete board of this one!